Using the shopping cart on this website with payment via credit card or PayPal:
Once you have filled your shopping cart you can view your cart items by selecting ‘View Cart‘ or clicking the shopping cart icon found in the page header on the top left. Double check your cart for accuracy before scrolling down and clicking ‘Proceed to Checkout.’ This will take you to the Checkout page where you enter your billing address, shipping address (if different), your payment info, order note, etc. Again, check that everything is accurate. If you are using a credit card enter that info then click ‘Place Order.’ If you prefer to pay via PayPal do not enter your credit card info but select that option and then click ‘Proceed to Paypal.‘ This redirects you to a secure PayPal website where you will enter your billing info, etc., then select ‘Pay Now.’ Once you’ve successfully completed payment you will be redirected to an order confirmation page. You should also receive a confirmation email from us. Be sure to check your spam folder!
If you are able, we prefer that you place an order through our website. Online orders result in a faster turn-around time for you, easier communication and status updates, payment with credit card or PayPal, and easier refunds when necessary. With that, we also understand that sometimes paper is better so please order however you’re most comfortable. If you would like to request a paper catalog please use our Catalog Request Form. You can also find a link to the PDF of our most recent print catalog there.
We cannot accept international orders via mail-in as we cannot accept foreign checks or money orders. This includes Canadian checks written in USD. All international orders must be placed through our website.
If you would like to pay with cash, check or money order, a mail order is for you. Print the 2019 Order Form and fill in the appropriate information including your name, address, and contact information. Be sure to write the packet size, quantity, plant type, variety name, and price for each item you are ordering. Remember to include the appropriate shipping and handling charges for your order. Refunds, not substitutions, will be issued for out-of-stock products. You may also use the online shopping cart to make your selections, and print your completed ‘Checkout’ page to mail to us.
Please enclose cash (US$), check, or money order for the full amount. We do not accept debit or credit card payment for mail-in orders. We also do not accept phone or fax orders.
Mail a completed order form with payment to:
Adaptive Seeds, 25079 Brush Creek Rd., Sweet Home, OR 97386
Mail-in orders are processed once a week so there may be a slight delay in receiving your order.
Phone or Fax
We do not accept phone or fax orders. If you have questions or concerns about an order, we prefer you email us at: questions(at)adaptiveseeds.com
All orders are shipped via USPS First Class or Priority Mailing.
We do not ship with UPS or FedEx.
With the exception of our busiest time of year, January-March, orders are processed and shipped within 3 business days. Expect orders to arrive 1-5 business days after shipment depending on location. If expedited shipping is required, please email us. International orders can take 2-6 weeks to arrive, pending destination country and/or customs inspections, but more often than not, packages arrive much quicker. You will receive email confirmation and a tracking number when your order has shipped.
In January and February, it may take longer for us to process your order. If you are a Southern grower or need your seeds expedited, please let us know.
Shipping and handling rates are applied at checkout to the order subtotal and are as follows:
Domestic (US) Orders:
$10 or less = $3.50
$10.01 – $30.00 = $5.00
$30.01 – $50.00 = $7.50
Over $50 = FREE Shipping
$10 or less = $11.50
$10.01 – $30.00 = $12.50
$30.01 – $50.00 = $14.00
$50.01 – $99.99 = $16.50
Over $100.00 = $23.00
All Other International Orders*:
$10 or less = $15.50
$10.01 – $50.00 = $25.00
$50.01 – $99.99 = $45.00
Over $100.00 = $65.00
*Due to recent changes with USPS, we’ve had to increase international shipping and handling charges somewhat drastically. Please note that international orders that weigh more than 8 oz may be subject to additional shipping charges. We will contact you via email if this applies to your order.
We are able to process international orders and ship via USPS to most countries. However we require that all international orders are made through the website and not mail-in as we cannot accept foreign checks or money orders, including Canada. Due to customs restrictions, international orders cannot exceed $400.00. It is the responsibility of the international purchaser to know the rules of the destination country. We are Certified Organic with Oregon Tilth and compliant with the US-Canada Equivalency program.
For all other countries we are unable to provide additional export/import documentation or Phytosanitary Certificates due to prohibitive cost. Because of this, we have encountered problems with customs in a handful of countries, especially those with restrictive rules. Items are typically released once questions have been answered but customs officials can prohibit the release of packages and some have been returned to us. We cannot guarantee that the seeds will arrive, but we guarantee that we will send them. You may want to place a test order first with a small amount of seed, make several small orders, or ship to a US address and have a friend bring it to you. Please follow the rules of your respective countries.
No refunds will be issued for international orders that are undelivered or intercepted by customs. All sales are final.
8/15/19 UPDATE: Orders from Brazil and Iceland have been rejected and returned.
1/23/19 UPDATE: We’ve had one too many problems shipping to Saudi Arabia and will no longer ship to that country.
2/5/18 UPDATE: An order to Estonia was rejected and returned.
10/11/17 UPDATE: An order to the United Kingdom was destroyed by DEFRA.
6/9/17 UPDATE: An order to Germany was rejected stating that the goods did not meet the criteria of the European Community.
2/9/17 UPDATE: An order to Greece was rejected due to lack of Phytosanitary Certificate.
12/12/16 UPDATE: We have received official communication from the United Kingdom that seed shipments are being rejected or destroyed because they do not meet the UK’s phytosanitary quarantine regulations. The majority of rejected and destroyed shipments are of the following plant types: tomato, corn, common bean, pepper, sunflower, and onion. We are unable to comply with the phytosanitary regulations due to their prohibitive cost. For this reason we discourage orders that ship to the UK, but we will continue to ship there for the time being.
5/25/16 UPDATE: An order to Cyprus was returned to us and occasional orders have been returned from Austria this year.
4/29/14 UPDATE: We’ve been encountering problems shipping into Italy and all packages have been returned to us regardless of type, size or quantity.